May God Bless all of us in this troubled world we live in.
The Gem State will not publish next week as our staff enjoys time with their families.
And there were, in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid. The angel said unto them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.” Suddenly, with the angel, there was a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”Luke 2:8-14